The good news is that RapidWeaver 8.4 appears to be compatible with macOS Catalina, the bad news is that all third-party plugins will need to be updated.
I believe pretty much every plugin from YourHead works just fine (just make sure you have the latest versions), however your millage may vary regarding other third-party plugins. You’ll want to check with the plugin developers before updating to Catalina.
Any plugin that is no longer in development will not work with Catalina. There’s nothing we can do about this, it’s 100% down to and the third-party developers.
Gatekeeper in macOS 10.15 now requires plugins to be signed by the plugin developer otherwise the system will reject them. Please be careful when upgrading to Catalina if you rely on old plugins. Some plugins are no longer developed and as such will never be compatible with macOS Catalina.
The plugin load problem was identified during the Catalina beta period. 3rd party developers should be correctly codesigning their plugins and ensuring they continue to work in macOS Catalina.
We’ll release RapidWeaver 8.4 GM in the coming weeks once we’re sure all the kinks have been worked out. In the meantime you can use the 8.4 beta (it’s what I’m doing for the RM site and it’s working great).
In short, if you’re unsure about upgrading, just stick with macOS Mojave until the dust settles.
UPDATE: See developer replies below for up-to-date plugin news
Plugins that work with RapidWeaver 8.4 and Catalina
Please make sure you are running the latest version of all plugins, some may even require a beta version.
- Stacks 4
- Stacks 3
- Formloom 4
These plugins have been confirmed as not working under macOS Catalina.
The following plugins have not yet been verified as working with Catalina. As we spend time testing and (hopefully hearing from developers), we’ll update the list.
- Ecwid Online Store
- RapidBot 3
- RapidCart Pro 4